Symposium on Blockchain and Trusted Repositories

Date(s) - 11/05/2018
9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Friday Center

On November 5, the Center for Media Law and Policy, along with The Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, will co-sponsor a symposium on blockchain and trusted repositories organized by the UNC School of Information and Library Science.  The symposium, which will take place at the UNC Friday Center, will bring together academic and industry experts who will examine the many issues raised by blockchain and other trusted repositories from technical, financial, and regulatory perspectives.

The symposium will feature a full day of panel discussions, breakout sessions, and keynotes. Featured speakers include:

  • Dr. Gary Marchionini, Dean of the UNC School of Information and Library Science
  • Dr. Jean Camp, Indiana University Professor of Informatics and Director of Center for Security and Privacy in Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
  • Mr. Mark Yusko, Founder, CEO and Chief Investment Officer of Morgan Creek Capital Management.
  • Dr. David Thaw, Assistant Professor of Law and Information Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, Affiliated Fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School
  • Dr. Reagan Moore, Emeritus Professor, UNC SILS and RENCI, Founder of the Data Intensive Computing Environments
  • Dr. Cal Lee, Professor School of Information and Library Science, UNC-Chapel Hill, Fellow of the Society of American Archivists
  • Jeff Garratt, Software Architect, IBM Blockchain Solution Assurance
  • Ms. Sharmila Bhatia, Electronic Records Format Specialist, U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
  • Mr. Gene Hoffman, Investor and Advisor, Chia Network – Mr. Hoffman is a serial entrepreneur and former NASDAQ CEO
  • Dr. Michael Nelson, Professor of Computer Science, Old Dominion University

General registration for the symposium costs $100, while students can register for $50. Visit for details of the program and links to register.

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